Why would you need dental implants?

Losing a tooth is more than an aesthetic problem because it decreases your self-confidence.  A missing tooth can create major oral health issues: gum infection, loss of other teeth, chewing problems, biting difficulties… But many people lose their teeth and do nothing about it. This is not the best option according to Dr. Anil Shetty, principal dentist at Westgage Dental in Kitchener-Waterloo.  He offers the latest in dental implant technology which gives you access to permanent tooth replacement options to restore your smile to its natural beauty and function.


What are dental implants?

Dental implants are substitutes for the roots of missing teeth. These implants act as anchors for replacement teeth such as crowns, bridges, or dentures.  Dental implants are highly biocompatible titanium screws that are surgically placed into the jawbone under the gum.  Being extremely biocompatible, they are not rejected by the body. Rather, new bone forms around the dental implant, fusing it to the bone.  After a period of healing, the final step is to restore the implant with a crown, bridge, or denture.

In addition, dental implants help support the surrounding teeth while promoting a healthy jaw, bone structure, and gums.

A solution built to Last

The greatest advantage of dental implants is that they are permanent, natural tooth replacement solutions. Unlike crowns and bridges that need replacement every ten years, dental implants can last a lifetime, provided you care for them as you would your own natural teeth. They are incredibly durable.

If you are looking to regain your ability to eat, speak and laugh with confidence, consider dental implants. They will not move or shift when you eat or laugh. So, no more embarrassing moments when you are with friends and family.

Dental implants are more than just teeth replacements

Dental implant treatment prevents premature aging. They also prevent the loss of jawbone, thus making you look younger. Because they imitate your tooth’s natural roots they promote bone growth. These implants replace all the natural functions of your teeth.  In addition, they also prevent the damage of healthy tooth structures because they do not require additional support from surrounding teeth.  This is a benefit, that is worth the cost of dental implant treatment.  


Benefits of Dental implants

There are many reasons why people prefer to replace missing teeth with dental implants.  Here is a list of the top 10 reasons why you should do the same:

  • Prevent Bone Loss

  • Match Your Natural Teeth

  • Restore Bite Forces

  • Prevent Changes In the Shape Of Your Face

  • Enable Natural Speech

  • Won’t Get Cavities

  • Easy to Care For

  • No Embarrassing Slippage

  • Supports Adjacent Teeth

  • A Permanent Solution to Tooth Loss

  • Prevent Damage to Healthy Tooth Structure

They do not get cavities!

A simple advantage of dental implants is that they behave just like your natural teeth but they are not susceptible to cavities. The reason is that dental implants are made from titanium, which does not get cavities. Once the implant has healed, you’ll just brush and floss as you do with any other tooth.

Improved your self-confidence

Lost or damaged teeth can totally impact your self-confidence. Dental implants restore your self-confidence so that you won’t have to hide your smile anymore.  Best of all, no one will ever notice the difference. You can be proud of your smile and enjoy a wide variety of foods without worries, no need for messy dental adhesives.

Dental implants for a better health

Permanent teeth improve chewing and therefore, aid in digestion. They also prevent Gum Disease. In fact, when you have missing teeth, bacteria have easier access to your gums, which can lead to gum disease. That is why it’s crucial to replace missing teeth as soon as possible.

Preserve natural facial contours

A missing tooth can change the aspect of your mouth. When many teeth are missing, there is bone loss. Your jawbone and mouth can start to collapse which brings the nose and the chin closer to each other. In addition, It can create wrinkles and reduce lip size. Dental implants help to prevent bone resorption, therefore preserving natural facial contours.

Prevention of Bite Problems

If you keep the gap created by a missing tooth, the teeth on the side will shift in the direction of this gap and get misaligned. And waiting too long can create a real complication to replace your natural tooth.

Improved Speech and eating

Missing teeth can affect your speech patterns. Non-permanent treatment can slip out of place, causing you uncomfortable moments and speech problems. Dental implants never move out of place. They are placed and act like your natural teeth, so there is no difference when it comes to chewing or talking. You can eat what you want, brush and floss, without worry about damaging the implants.